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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 28, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Ford admin's. attempt to refute Reagan-Schweiker claims.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) [Commerce Secretary Elliot RICHARDSON - thought Reagan's choice of Schweiker was bizarre. [Senator Richard SCHWEIKER - picked up 6 Ford to Reagan delegate shifts in Pennsylvania.] [Senator Hugh SCOTT - says Ford should have all votes he needs by today or tomorrow.] Scott and Representative John Rhodes talk to Ford with regard to Vice President choices. [SCOTT - says list extensive.] [RHODES - says list large and growing.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Ford running-mate discussed on Capitol Hill.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Ford may also be forced to pick liberal Vice President Liberal and moderate Republican Senators "Wednesday Club" meets. [Senator Mark HATFIELD - says group discussed possibility of John Connally as Vice President Watergate stigma is a factor against Connally.] [Senator Robert PACKWOOD - says group couldn't agree on any person to recommend for Vice President] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - says group agreed on attributes.] Moderates consider: Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, William Scranton, Anne Armstrong and Pete Domenici. Schweiker rptdly. has said that Ford-Reagan ticket would be disaster.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob;
Stahl, Lesley

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